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A church was considering asking a preacher to work with it, so the brethren asked the preacher to tell them a Bible story.  The young man eagerly obliged with the following:



“The prodigal son went down to Jericho and fell upon stony ground.  The thorns sprang up and chocked him half to death.  The next morning, Solomon and his wife, Gomorrah, came down the road to him and had compassion upon him and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and giving him wine for his stomach, and put him on their donkey and took him down to the ark for Moses to take care of him.  And as they were going through the Eastern Gate to enter the ark, his hair got caught in the branches of an oak tree and he hung up there for forty days and forty nights and afterwards he was hungered.  Then ravens came to him and brought bread and fed him as he sat by the Brook Kishon.


The next morning three wise men named Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego came by and took him down to the boat dock.  From there they caught a boat sailing to Nineveh.  As he approached that great city, he saw that wicked woman Delilah sitting on the city wall.  He said unto those who were with her, throw her down, boys! And they said, how many times shall we throw her down, seven times?  And he said, nay, but I say unto thee, seventy times seven!  So they threw her down from the wall 490 times.


And she burst asunder in the midst and all her bowels gushed out.  They picked up the fragments thereof, twelve baskets full.  And they said unto him from the wall, And in the resurrection whose wife shall she be?”


The search committee sat there for a while, didn’t say a word, but finally the chairman of the search committee said, “Well, he may be young, but he sure does know his Bible!”




We Shall Be Judged
Dr. Gary Hodges
Matthew 25:31-46
November 24, 2002